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The Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (ABC) – November 9th, 2021

NOTE: When this feast occurs on Sunday, the three readings indicated here are proclaimed; if the feast occurs during the week, one of the two preceding the Gospel is chosen as the first reading; the responsorial psalm is always the same.


Entrance Antiphon (Introit)

I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared like bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2)

— or —

Behold God’s dwelling with the human race.
He will dwell with them and they will be his people,
and God himself with them will be their God. (Revelation 21:3)

Entrance Song

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

My brother and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the mysterier, let us call to mind our sins.

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory.
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.


O God, who from living and chosen stones
prepare an eternal dwelling for your majesty,
increase in your Church the spirit of grace you have bestowed,
so that by new growth your faithful people
may build up the heavenly Jerusalem.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

— or —

O God, who were pleased to call your Church the Bride,
grant that the people that serve your name
may revere you, love you and follow you,
and may be led by you
to attain your promises in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.



A reading from the Book of the prophet Ezekiel

I saw water flowing from the right side of the temple. (47:1-2,8-9,12)

The angel brought me
back to the entrance of the temple,
and I saw water flowing out
from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,
for the façade of the temple was toward the east;
the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,
south of the altar.
He led me outside by the north gate,
and around to the outer gate facing the east,
where I saw water trickling from the southern side.
He said to me,
“This water flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah,
and empties into the sea, the salt waters, which it makes fresh.
Wherever the river flows,
every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live,
and there shall be abundant fish,
for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh.
Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow;
their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail.
Every month they shall bear fresh fruit,
for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.
Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


(Ps 46)

Response: The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!

God is our refuge and our strength,
    an ever-present help in distress.
Therefore, we fear not, though the earth be shaken
    and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea.
R.    The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!

There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God,
    the holy dwelling of the Most High.
God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed;
    God will help it at the break of dawn.
R.    The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!

The LORD of hosts is with us;
    our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
Come! behold the deeds of the LORD,
    the astounding things he has wrought on earth. 
R.    The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!


A reading from the first Letter of Paul to the Corinthians

You are God’s building, the temple of God. (3:9c-11,16-17)

Brothers and sisters:
You are God’s building.
According to the grace of God given to me,
like a wise master builder I laid a foundation,
and another is building upon it.
But each one must be careful how he builds upon it,
for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there,
namely, Jesus Christ.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
If anyone destroys God’s temple,
God will destroy that person;
for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


Alleluia, alleluia.
I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord,
that my name may be there forever. (II Chronicles 7:16)


Jesus was speaking of the temple of His body. (2:13-22)

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, Lord.

Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,
as well as the money-changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen,
and spilled the coins of the money-changers
and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here,
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture,
    Zeal for your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to him,
“What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews said,
“This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three days?”
But he was speaking about the temple of his Body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this,
and they came to believe the Scripture
and the word Jesus had spoken.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


[It is proclaimed when this feast occurs on a Sunday]

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
(at the words that follow up to and including and became man, all bow)
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.


Our response is: Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Church – That all members of the Church embrace the Mission entrusted to us, proclaim the Good News and care for those in need. Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Synod – That we be encouraged in this Synod journey to speak with courage and boldness, integrating freedom, truth, and love. Lord, hear our prayer.

For world leaders – that they will strive for peace and understanding in places where there is war or civil  unrest. Lord, hear our prayer.

For those starving in other lands – that the eyes of the world will turn toward those who are starving, and that all people’s resolve to address inequities and distribute wealth justly. Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who have died as a result of violence or accident, and their families – that those who have died may have eternal rest, that violence will turn to peace, aggression to charity, and injury to calm. Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who are poor  – that they will have food, water, housing, education, and the means to live fully dignified and meaningful lives. Lord, hear our prayer.

For ourselves– that we be ever more fully instruments of Christ’s light and love. Lord, hear our prayer.


Offertory Song


Accept, we pray, O Lord, the offering made here,
and grant that by it those who seek your favor
may receive in this place
the power of the Sacraments
and the answer to their prayers.
Through Christ our Lord.


Preface of Dedication of a Church (II):

[The mystery of the Church, the Bride of Christ and the Temple of the Spirit]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For in your benevolence you are pleased
to dwell in this house of prayer
in order to perfect us as the temple of the Holy Spirit,
supported by the perpetual help of your grace
and resplendent with the glory of a life acceptable to you.
Year by year you sanctify the Church, the Bride of Christ,
foreshadowed in visible buildings,
so that, rejoicing as the mother of countless children,
she may be given her place in your heavenly glory.
And so, with the all the Angels and Saints,
we praise you, as without end we acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…


Communion Antiphon

Be built up like living stones,
into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood. (I Peter 2:5)


O God, who chose to foreshadow for us
the heavenly Jerusalem
through the sign of your Church on earth,
grant, we pray,
that, by partaking of this Sacrament,
we may be made the temple of your grace
and my enter the dwelling place of your glory.
Through Christ our Lord.

Solemn Blessing:

May God, the Lord of heaven and earth
who have gathered you today for the anniversary of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica,
make you abound in heavenly blessings.

And may he, who has willed that all his scattered children
should be gathered together in his Son,
grant that you may become his temple
and the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

And so, when you are thoroughly cleansed.
may God dwell within you
and grant you to possess with all the Saints
the inheritance of eternal happiness.

And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.

Final Song

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